Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to reopen in August

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will reopen in August following the approval by Queensland Health of its Site Specific COVID Safe Plan.

“As we unite and recover from the pandemic, it’s cause for celebration that we can welcome staff and visitors back to this outstanding venue,” said Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick.

BCEC’s Plan is integrated with VenueShield, a new environmental hygiene protocol developed by BCEC’s parent group, ASM Global and rolled out at ASM Global’s 325 venues worldwide.

A newly developed BCEC Safe Event Guideline has been prepared and will assist clients in planning their events at the Centre and encompasses all the necessary health and hygiene safeguards, food safety measures and social distancing required under the current opening conditions.

BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe says the announcement is yet another sign of green shoots in the recovery of the business events industry.

“BCEC drives almost 70 per cent of Brisbane’s business events room nights and we are looking forward to welcoming events back to the Centre and doing what we do best, attracting much sought-after and high yield business events to Brisbane and Queensland,” he said.